May 1, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Sale Injury: MRI Reveals No Elbow Damage; LHP Expected To Start Saturday

After an MRI revealed no damage to Chris Sale's elbow, the lefty is expected to return to the White Sox rotation.

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Chris Sale Injury: White Sox LHP Expected To Start Saturday After MRI Came Back 'Clean And Pristine'

It appears the Chicago White Sox can stop worrying about Chris Sale's heath. Sale's MRI results came back "clean and pristine" according to general manager Ken Williams, and now the team is expected to put Sale back into the starting rotation.

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Just last week, it appeared that Sale would spend the rest of the 2012 season coming out of the bullpen.

The White Sox begin a three-game series with Kansas City on Friday night.

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Chris Sale Injury: White Sox Pitching Coach Says Righty 'Is Healthy'

The Chicago White Sox LHP Chris Sale has been struggling with elbow soreness in recent days, and the White Sox have elected to reconsider Sale as a reliever. On Thursday, the 23-year-old goes in for an MRI on his elbow, but the team's pitching coach, Don Cooper, appears confident the young pitcher will be healthy, fine and pitching:

"Chris Sale is healthy. Chris Sale is fine. Chris Sale is going to be pitching."

Sale has thrown 33 innings in 2012, spread over 5 starts and 1 bullpen appearance with a 2.73 ERA and 2.83 FIP. Though the MRI results were good, the team is content with leaving him in relief:

"As of this minute, as of this second, as I’m sitting here talking, he’s in the ‘pen. He pitched in the ‘pen last night. That’s it. That’s where he is right now."

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the White Sox, head over to South Side Sox. For more news, notes and analysis from around baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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